TFP at MIPFormats and MIPTV 2013!

The Format People are in final preparations for a busy MIPFormats and MIPTV in Cannes starting this weekend.  As well as a host of meetings with present and future clients from around the world, presenting our full range of services, TFP are busy transferring their expertise!

On Saturday at 11.10 am Michel Rodrigue (in partnership with FRAPA) is moderating a major panel, building on TFP’s considerable experience in China:


What caused the recent explosion of Format licenses in China?

  • Why and when did the Chinese producers & broadcasters embrace the transfer of expertise from the Western World?
  • What type of formats are Chinese broadcasters buying lately and what are they looking for in the near future?

Speakers include:

Fotini Paraskakis, Managing Director Asian Operations, Endemol, Hong Kong; Michael Schmidt, Creative Director, Red Arrow Entertainment Group, Germany; Vivian Yin, Chief Representative & Vice General Manager, Star China International Media, China; and Summer Zheng, Director of Formats, ZJTV China, China.


On Monday morning Justin Scroggie is hosting a private tour of the market for first-timers for Northern Ireland Screen, the government-backed agency for film, TV and Digital content industry in Northern Ireland.

Six weeks before each MIPTV and MIPCOM, Justin goes to NIS headquarters in Belfast to meet the group, and run a whole day preparation session on the market (one of our many available client services), followed by a tour of the Palais and introduction to selected booths.

On Monday afternoon, TFP consultants Bruce Starin and Daniel Ravner will join the NI Screen group at the Majestic to give short presentations based on their wisdom and experience.  Bruce will talk about his work as a global Flying Producer, and writer of production bibles (most recently for BBC Northern Ireland drama series Six Degrees).

Daniel will talk about being a Cross Media Producer, as well as giving the group an insight into his latest crowd-sourcing format project, TV By the People.

Read Daniel’s latest MIP blog here.

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